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The Blessing of Abbey Cross lodge and their carers

The Blessing of Abbey Cross lodge and their carers

Hot Cares has had a special relationship with Abbey Cross Lodge for several years.  Together with the Social Activity Director, Blessing, we have been able to get actively involved in assisting Abbey Cross Lodge, through volunteer work, donations and visiting the frail care residents.

One often hears negative reports about old age homes, but Blessing is truly that – a “BLESSING”. Her warmth, dedication and sincere love for the residents is very special and unique.

In May, Blessing reached out to the Hot Cares team for face masks which we immediately purchased and dispatched to the home. But, unfortunately there have been Covid-19 cases at Abbey Cross Lodge, causing fatalities and job losses for Blessing and 13 of the carers.

We were heartbroken to receive a message from Blessing last week informing us of the deaths at the frail care unit as well as her losing her job.

A big thank you to a special anonymous couple who have been faithfully supporting our Hot Cares Covid Feeding Relief campaign during this period.

 

Hot Cares would like to assist Blessing and have provided her with R5 000 towards monthly expenses. We will also be sending grocery vouchers to the 13 carers who have also lost their jobs and assist them through these uncertain times.

 

Blessing is efficient at admin tasks, has vast experience as a carer and is great with children and the elderly. Should you know of any job opportunities for Blessing please email hotcares@hot919.co.za.

Logwood Village invites established companies, organisations, businesses and NGO’s to partner with them

Logwood Village invites established companies, organisations, businesses and NGO’s to partner with them

Tim Plewman and his wife, Cathy, founded Cedarwood School for special needs children in 1998. Together, with the assistance of three other families, they were able to establish and finance the school.

Cedarwood School is a wonderful school and thanks to its success, Tim Plewman became involved in Logwood Village- a privately run home for intellectually disabled adults from 18-80.

Logwood Village has just over 100 residents. A large proportion are over the age of 65 or are indigents from disadvantaged communities that are sponsored by the village and need support as they have no one else to turn to. They have full time nursing staff, a medical wing, social work, and psychological support as well as care workers, ground staff and management. But more than that, the home provides a social environment that everybody is involved in, at whatever level they can achieve.

By the very nature of who Logwood Village looks after, they have a high staff ratio of about 1 to 7.  It all costs a great deal of money, but they managed to keep the monthly fees at about R8000 per resident.

Logwood Village also assists an informal settlement with work opportunities. They house 2 workshops where residents and workers assemble products for various companies. The Logwood Village workshop delivers a quality product at a reasonable price, on time, under supervised management and professional accounting.

 Logwood is currently supporting health workers by supplying PPEs – by assembling 380,000 face visors at a rate of 15,000 per day. They have also previously assembled electrical plugs, folded up to 1 million paper serviettes a month for the airlines, assembled Gardena hose fittings, and more.

 

Logwood Village invites established companies, organisations, businesses and NGO’s to partner with them by engaging and committing various outsource projects to the Logwood Village Workshop Zone, thereby engaging in our Hands with Hearts, a joint community outreach programme.

 

Should you wish to get in touch with Logwood Village to discuss outsource projects, or donate funds or sponsor an elderly or indigent resident contact 011-659-0480/0510/0586 or marketing@logwoodvillage.co.za

BNI BIZMASTERS sandwich day in partnership with Chefs with Compassion

BNI BIZMASTERS sandwich day in partnership with Chefs with Compassion

BNI BizMASTERS have accepted the challenge to make 67,000 Sandwiches!

This year, they have partnered with Chefs with Compassion to match their 67,000 soups with our sandwiches… You make the sarmies, they will make sure they get eaten.

Getting involved is easy:

Make your sandwiches

Please make sure you are Covid-19 aware by sanitising your kitchen, sanitising your hands and wear a mask/shield.

Send us a photo

Take a selfie and send it via WhatsApp to 083 793 6019 along with the number of sandwiches you’ve made.

Deliver them

To make life easy, we’ve arranged for drop-off points around Jo’burg (see below). Deliver your sandwiches to them, and we’ll get them to Rays of Hope for you.

 

Find your nearest collection point here

 

 

67000 litres for Mandela Day –  Chefs with Compassion and SA Harvest

67000 litres for Mandela Day – Chefs with Compassion and SA Harvest

67 000 litres of soup goes a long way. It provides nourishment to 268 000 people for one day.

In honour of Madiba, chefs around the country are uniting with Chefs with Compassion and SA Harvest, two food rescue organisations, to cook with compassion for the most vulnerable in our communities.

You can support their goal of eliminating hunger in the months to come by donating R10 per cup of soup to Chefs with Compassion.  That’s half a cappuccino or a nourishing cup of soup for a hungry person.

For all the information go to: chefswithcompassion.org.za

 

SAIPA and Hot Cares assist Green Door Women’s Shelter in Diepsloot

SAIPA and Hot Cares assist Green Door Women’s Shelter in Diepsloot

The rise in cases of violence directed at women and children, especially during the Covid-19 lockdown is alarming. Hot Cares got in touch with Green Door, an emergency shelter in Diepsloot for victims of domestic and sexual abuse to find out how we could assist those who are most vulnerable.  Green Door offers victims a safe and secure environment, basic emotional containment, referrals and assistance, care packs, blankets and clothing.

Thankfully,  The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) have generously donated R17 000 towards the fight against gender based violence, which Hot Cares will be using to purchase the much needed care packs for Green Door.

 

“The South African Institute of Professional Accountants, SAIPA for short, is humbled to be able to assist Green Door at this time. We admire the much-needed work they do in caring for women and children of abuse and are privileged that we can contribute to their cause in some small way. SAIPA, as an institution, actively advocates and promotes ethical and responsible behaviour within the profession in order to retain public trust and confidence. As professionals, we all have a duty to support moves to build a more ethical society, and to embody those ethics in the way we conduct our business and private lives.”

 

About SAIPA

The South African Institute of Professional Accountants is a leading professional body for accountants and tax practitioners who perform all accounting and tax related duties except external auditing. The Institute offers several professional designations that assure the public of our members technical and practical competence and commitment to ethical practices.

For more information on SAIPA, please visit www.saipa.co.za

Fiona Wilson – A loved and valued member of the Hot 91.9 FM family

Fiona Wilson – A loved and valued member of the Hot 91.9 FM family

Fiona Wilson is a loyal Hot 91.9 FM listener and a consistent donor of our Hot Cares community upliftment initiative. She always emails us her proof of payments and through our email exchanges we have gotten to know Fiona without even having met her in person! We were upset to hear that she was recently retrenched and is facing a number of difficulties.

Fiona is a selfless, kind-hearted and wonderful woman we have grown to admire, love and cherish. The Hot Cares team would like to thank her, for her continued support over the years and now it is our turn to be there for her during these difficult times.  Hot Cares will be donating R5000 towards Fiona’s expenses this month.